Christopher B. McDaniel

Joined the Firm in


Laurel, Mississippi – June 28, 1972

Admitted to bar:
1997, Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Jones Junior College (A.A., with Honors, 1992); William Carey College (B.S., cum laude, 1994); University of Mississippi (J.D., cum laude, 1997), Phi Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Tau Delta, All American Scholar

Moot Court Board, 1995-1997; National Moot Court Team, 1997; First Place, Moot Court Board Oral Advocacy Competition, 1996; Finalist, Steen Reynold’s Trial Competition, 1997

Listed in:
Who’s Who in American Law Schools; Who’s Who in Colleges; Staff Member, Journal of National Security Law, 1996-1997.

American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, Criminal Procedure and International Law; National Social Science Award. Law Clerk, Judicial Assistant, Hon. Charles W. Pickering, Sr., U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of Mississippi, 1997-1999.

“Whether Southern University’s Race-Based Scholarship Program Exclusively for African-American Students Can Be Sustained as a Remedial Measure Under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?” 4 Miss. Rev. First Impress. 1, 1997; Discussion of State Court Class Actions in Mississippi, Regional Bar Meeting Instructional Materials (Jan. 2001) (written for presentation at the South Central Regional Bar Meeting); Co-author, Discussion of Fifth Circuit Class Certification Issues and the Possibility of Pursuing Class Certification in State Court The Mississippi Lawyer (Oct. 2000) (written for presentation at the Summer School for Lawyers – July 14, 2000); Contributing Editor, Shapiro, Howard, Terrorism in a Democratic Society, 1 J. Nat. Sec. L. 95 (1997).

Former Employment:
Federal Law Clerk for the Honorable Charles W. Pickering, Sr., United States District Court Judge, Southern District of Mississippi (1997-1999).

Jones County (Treasurer, 2000-2001) and American Bar Associations; The Mississippi Bar; Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association; Mississippi Claims Association; Jones County Young Lawyers (Vice-President), Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Practice Areas:
General litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, constitutional law (civil rights), education law, consumer products litigation, mass tort litigation, and complex multi-party litigation

Christopher B. McDaniel received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from William Carey College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was a Member of numerous organizations, including the Journal of National Security Law and the Moot Court Board. As a member of the Moot Court Board, he was named Best Oral Advocate and participated on the National Moot Court Team. After law school, Mr. McDaniel entered a two-year judicial clerkship as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles W. Pickering, Sr., United States District Court Judge, Southern District of Mississippi. He joined the firm in 2003.

McDaniel is the author of several publications and has presented Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lectures on Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions in the State of Mississippi. He practices primarily in insurance defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, consumer products litigation, mass tort litigation and complex multi-party litigation.

He is a member of the Jones County and American Bar Associations, The Mississippi Bar, the Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association, the Jones County Young Lawyers Association, the Mississippi Claims Association, and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.